Urbix Resources licenses graphene-based technologies from the University of Arizona

Urbix Resources logo imageUrbix Resources recently licensed a portfolio of technologies invented at the University of Arizona. Among these are a graphene exfoliation reactor, a graphite purification technique, a new electrode architecture and an electrolyte. These technologies were developed by a research professor at the UA College of Optical Sciences which is now the full-time chief technology officer at Urbix, overseeing the commercialization of these technologies.

Urbix executive chairman and co-founder Nico Cuevas sees these inventions as "transformational for the energy storage industry". The company has made steps beyond its original graphite commercialization business model to bring these new materials and battery cell designs to market.

2D fab enters collaboration agreement with technology leader in the energy storage segment

2D Fab AB logoSweden-based 2D Fab AB recently entered into a collaboration agreement with a "technology leader in the energy storage market segment". 2D Fab AB states that it sees very large future volumes of graphene in these areas, and that it has already had good cooperation within the polymer area. "It is therefore very pleasing that we have now found an innovative industrial partner in thermal conductivity".

The collaboration agreement dictated that the Company will also evaluate different strategies for production and delivery scale up. In addition, it gives the opportunity to build relationships with an important and "potentially very large customer". The agreement is ongoing, with customs tollgates every 6 months.

Gnanomat opens new laboratories and pilot plant

Gnanomat logo image newGnanomat, a Spain-based company that designs and develops graphene-based nanomaterials for energy storage devices, recently opened new laboratories and pilot plant.

The construction and commissioning of the pilot plant will allow the scaling of its promising graphene-based nanomaterials on a pre-industrial scale. The plant will allow Gnanomat to produce up to 100 kilos of its product, a hybrid between GNP and metallic oxides, per year.

Hong-Kong graphene venture revealed as scam

Two men leading a Hong-Kong company that raised money for (claimed) development of graphene-based chargers for mobile devices have recently been arrested as the entire operation seems to be a scam. They organized fundraising events in Hong Kong, Macau and on the mainland, and lured people to "invest" in the company's project. To become part of the fundraising, investors had to put in at least US$10,000 (HK$78,000). The name of the company remains undisclosed at the moment.

Similarly to the Xefro incidence, this is another sad example of wrongful exploitation of graphene's potential and promise. Cases like these cast shadows on the entire field, which is otherwise filled with honest, hard-working men and women that work tirelessly to develop actual graphene applications. Hopefully these cases will cease to occur as real graphene applications continue to emerge.

Graphene-Info's Batteries, Supercapacitors, GO, Lighting, Displays and Graphene Investments Market Reports updated to January 2018

Today we published new versions of all our graphene market reports. Graphene-Info provides comprehensive niche graphene market reports, and our reports cover everything you need to know about these niche markets. The reports are now updated to January 2018.

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The Graphene Batteries Market Report:

  • The advantages using graphene batteries
  • The different ways graphene can be used in batteries
  • Various types of graphene materials
  • What's on the market today
  • Detailed specifications of some graphene-enhanced anode material
  • Personal contact details into most graphene developers

The report package provides a good introduction to the graphene battery - present and future. It includes a list of all graphene companies involved with batteries and gives detailed specifications of some graphene-enhanced anode materials and contact details into most graphene developers. Read more here!